William Morris Gallery

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The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris: designer, craftsman, socialist.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Pre-booked groups and school visits also welcome on Tuesdays, 10am-5pm

Admission charges

Free of charge

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Design, Social History, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • john henry dearle
  • charles voysey
  • william de morgan
  • arts and crafts
  • william morris
  • frank brangwyn
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
tapestry

Weaving New Worlds

  • 15 June — 23 September 2018 *on now

Tapestries have always told stories. In this exhibition 15 women artists from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Japan weave the stories of our time: the possibilities, the hopes and lost chances. Using the traditional hand woven tapestry techniques that connect us to the past, they have taken contemporary images and events, personal dreams and feelings. The tapestries range in subject matter, from intimate mother and child relationships and reflections of rural mythologies, to floods and urban decay. Always at the heart of the work is the human condition, the artists offering us both a utopian and dystopian view - the choice is ours.

Curated by Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture and Director of the International Textile Research Centre at the University for the Creative Arts in collaboration with National Centre for Craft & Design and William Morris Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/weaving-new-worlds

Tatsuo Miyajima portrait

Tatsuo Miyajima

  • 16 June — 23 September 2018 *on now

Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan's foremost contemporary artists. Through his work he explores the concept of time, incorporating original material made around the establishment of Greenwich Mean Time in 1884 with his trademark "Miyajima numbers". For his latest work, Miyajima has collaborated with William Morris, using his iconic Bird fabric from 1878 to create a new work in the series.

An exhibition in the Story Lounge.

Supported by the Japan Foundation

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions-43/tatsuo-miyajima

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Family day

Family Day - Weaving New Worlds

  • 30 June 2018 1-4pm

On the last Saturday of every month, the William Morris Gallery is packed full of fun activities for families to make and do together. In June, join award-winning weaver Rezia Wahid MBE to explore the summer exhibition Weaving New Worlds and have a go yourself.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/family-day-weaving-new-worlds

Bugs and beasties

Family Day - Bugs & Beasties

  • 25 August 2018 1-4pm

On the last Saturday of every month, the William Morris Gallery is packed full of fun activities for families to make and do together. In August, make your own junk sculpture bugs or beasties inspired by Suntrap’s wonderful animals.

Free. Drop-in. Suitable for families with children of all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/family-day-bugs-beasties

Family event

Family Day - Bookmaking

  • 29 September 2018 1-4pm

On the last Saturday of every month, the William Morris Gallery is packed full of fun activities for families to make and do together. In September, learn about how William Morris loved to create beautiful books, starting his own book company - Kelmscott Press. Have a go at creating your own book and paper-marbling for the cover.

Free. Drop-in. Suitable for families with children of all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.wmgallery.org.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/family-day-bookmaking

William Morris Gallery
Lloyd Park
Forest Road
London
Greater London
E17 4PP
England

Website

www.wmgallery.org.uk

E-mail

wmg.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk

Telephone

020 8496 4390

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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